Department of Marine Engineering


Department of Marine Engineering educates and imparts skills required to operate and manage machineries in modern ships of merchant marine fleet. A career in the Merchant Marine as an Engineer Officer can be a rewarding one both financially and in terms of job satisfaction. For the able young officer, the system provides a smooth and rapid path of career development. The process is likely to take less than eight years from the commencement of cadetship till qualifying with Class 2 Certificate.

Further 3 years may be required to go up in the hierarchy to reach Class I Certificate of Competency (Chief Engineer). A modern day ship is equipped with propulsion plants, power generating plants, cargo gears and many other service equipment along with their associated control systems. The Marine Engineers are responsible for safe operation of all machineries and their periodic maintenances. Most Marine Engineers do not remain at sea throughout their working life. After having gained their Class I Certificate and experience as a senior officer on board, they seek employment ashore. Shore based employers generally have high regard for the seafaring engineer and consequently the transfer from shipboard to land based employment is usually easily achieved.

Specialization of the Department: Specialization of the Department: 1. Training on State of the art Full Mission Virtual Engine Room Simulator | 2. Hands on training in Ship-in-Campus | 3. Well equipped laboratories | 4. Well Experienced ex-chief Engineers as faculty | 5. Approved by Directorate General of Shipping, Mumbai, Government of India. | 6. Placements are provided through MOUs with RPSL holding shipping Companies. | 7. In-plant training provision at Tuticorin Port Trust | 8. Sailing provision on Passenger ships to gain real-time sea exposure | 9. Special arrangements for Physical Fitness training & Parade training


The Vision of the Marine Engineering department is to provide quality education and to impart excellent practical training and moulding the aspiring youths to excel as competent Marine Engineer Officers as per STCW Regulation 1995/2010 standard


Mission of the Marine Engineering Department is to develop a full-fledged Marine engineering campus to provide effective and efficient education for those trainees who are able to compete Merchant Navy, able to handle the Operation and Up-keeping of Marine machineries without polluting marine environment To give opportunity to rural sector people and to work with respect to universal moral values and ethical code of conduct.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

PEO1. Marine engineering programme aims at imparting strong foundation in mathematics, science and basis engineering, programme curriculum gives a strong support to attain the task
PEO2. Marine engineering programme aims at providing good practical knowledge of marine machineries. The state of the art laboratory “ship in campus” facility help trainees to get real time exposure of the ships atmosphere with the working condition machinery. six month of practical exposure in afloat training in ship-in –campus will make the trainees competent to carry out safety the watch keeping duties of an engineer officer onboard ship
PEO3. To inculcate trainees in professional and ethical attitude, effective communication skills, teamwork skills, multi-disciplinary approach and an ability to relate engineering issues to broader social context and equip them with strong knowledge, competence and soft skills that allows them to contribute to the needs of maritime industry

Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

PSO1. The ability to have thorough knowledge of maritime industry in accordance with the STCW- conventions amended time-to-time,
PSO2. Possess an overall and conscious understanding about marine engineering at the operational and management level
PSO3. Posses knowledge of national and international rules and regulations concerning marine engineering
PSO4. Posses the Necessary skill for the technical operation of ships in both off-shore and on-shore.

Programme Outcomes (PO)

PO1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics including numerical methods, physical science and allied engineering fundamentals, in Marine Engineering
PO2. Problem analysis: Identify and formulate, experiment and analyse data, for interpreting Marine Engineering problems
PO3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet specific needs including data safety, economy, social and environmental considerations
PO4. Conduct investigation of complex problem: Think critically, conduct experiments including design and analyse; Suggest solution for complex engineering problems
PO5. Modern tool usage: Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering tools, for design, modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of limitations
PO6. The engineer and society: Apply novel techniques for safety and economical issues, and to assume social responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice
PO7. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development
PO8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and standards
PO9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings
PO10. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with the society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions
PO11. Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environment.
PO12. Life-long learning: Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change



4 years (Regular) / 3 years (Lateral Entry)

No. of Semesters:

8 (Regular) / 6 (Lateral Entry)

Intake / No. of Seats:

Total - 30 (Government - 15, Management - 15)


All categories of candidates must have secured a minimum average of 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM average). In addition, they should have a minimum of 50% marks in English either in + 2 (HSC) or 10th standard. Admissions made to the candidates are provisional till the approval given by the Directorate of the Technical Education, Anna University and Directorate General of Shipping (DGS), Mumbai. All the candidates should submit the physical fitness certificate at the time of admission*. For B.E. Marine Engineering, the Age should not exceed 25 years.
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Curriculum & Syllabus:

2013 Regulation

2017 Regulation

Career Opportunities:

To work onboard merchant ship | Indian Navy | Coast Guard | Ship Port Trust | Shipyard | Oil Gas Industries | Container Yard | Higher Education in M.Tech.,

Scope for Higher Studies: